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Resources for Cancer Patients

We provide the following resource information for the convenience of cancer patients.

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Managing Side-Effects

With advances in cancer treatment and survival, today’s cancer patient may face secondary side-effects. Staff with specialized training can effectively treat a variety of health conditions.

  • Balance or gait problems
  • Cognitive and memory challenges
  • Fatigue
  • Limited motion
  • Lymphedema
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Weakness/de-conditioning

Managing Side-Effect Classes taught by Oncology Nurses are available at Coborn Healing Center. For upcoming sessions, please visit centracare.com/events

Rehabilitation Services help restore and improve your quality of life. Call your provider for a referral.

Sexual Health: Our sexuality counselor and educator offers comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for men, women and partners with special focus on the impact of illness and chronic conditions on sexuality.

Mentor Programs / Caregiver and Patient Support

Mentoring programs offer one-on-one, confidential support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey toward recovery.

4th Angel Mentoring Program
The 4th Angel program offers support for both patients and caregivers. Anyone diagnosed with cancer or caring for someone with cancer is eligible to be matched with a mentor. 4th Angel is a program of the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. You may contact 4th Angel at 216-445-8734 or 800-440-4140, ext. 58734. Learn more about the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative

First Connection Peer Support Program
This is a peer-to-peer support program offered by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Learn more about the First Connection program

Reach to Recovery
The fight against breast cancer is never easy. But it is easier when you have friends in your corner who have been through the same struggle. Contact the American Cancer Society to participate in its Reach to Recovery® program. A volunteer breast cancer survivor will meet with you to provide support. She can also tell you what to expect along the way. To get matched with a Reach to Recovery volunteer, call 1-800-227-2345.

Caring Bridge
CaringBridge transforms your personal connections into support when you need it most. By creating a free CaringBridge website, people in a time of need can share updates, photos and videos, connecting with friends and family who care and want to help

More mentor programs and support groups:

Resource Library 

Coborn Cancer Center

Located within the Coborn Cancer Center, the library is a place for patients and families to find the most up-to-date cancer information they need as they move through therapy and then transition back to their lives after treatment. Our goal is to keep cancer survivors and the community connected to the most current information related to cancer and its treatment as well as issues related to survivorship.

Our library computers feature “Oncology Interactive,” a computer program developed by more than 300 oncology professionals. The award-winning Oncology Interactive™ Education Series (OIES™) helps patients gain control through comprehensive cancer education. Internet connections to the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and many other key cancer resources are also available.

Coborn Healing Center

iPads loaded with helpful apps are available to sign out and use within Coborn Healing Center.

Additional information is available on our Young Adults with Cancer page.

Contact Us

General Information
320-229-4900

Nurse Advisor
320-229-4989

New Patient Referrals
320-229-4902, ext. 70698

Coborn Cancer Center Events & Support Groups

Coborn Cancer Center has many events and support groups to help you through your cancer journey.

View the list of current offerings

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